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Add file, into Executable

Posted on 2001-07-19
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How do I "paste" a file into a executable (let's say it is a zip-file, the executable is going to extract)? Just like WinZip is doing it with Self-Extractor.
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Question by:easysoft_studios
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by:DragonSlayer
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Hi... sometimes it's easier (and relatively 'cheaper') to search for PAQ before posting a question :)

Anyway, check out these article:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?qid=10314362
http://www.experts-exchange.com/jsp/qShow.jsp?qid=20091498

Also:
http://www.ec-software.com/delphi/backfile.zip
http://www.geocities.com/gacarpenter386/


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by:Richard_Yu
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Self extracting EXE - programming example:
http://www.ec-software.com/comppage.htm
TRessourceStore:
http://www.torry.net/codertools.htm
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Gwena earned 50 total points
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It depends on whether you want to add the file to the exe at compile time (easy) or if you want to have a delphi program that can modify itself at runtime by adding files to it's own exe that can later be extracted.... I have some demos of the 2nd method on my site http://delphi.does.it

look at (the extractor) and the (new extractor) demos
the new one has cleaner source code :-)
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by:easysoft_studios
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Thanks! That were the thing to do the job!
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I am glad that my crazy code was helpful to you :-)
Thanks for the points!
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